Are mud flaps effective ?

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allanc
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Are mud flaps effective ?

Post by allanc » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:22 am

I have noticed that I get a lot of spray/dirt on the rear bumper/screen of my Velar ... significantly more than my previous car (F-pace). I was wondering if anyone has fitted mud flaps (post-delivery) and how effective they were ?
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Re: Are mud flaps effective ?

Post by Simonh » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:33 am

In my experience on other land rovers (I’ve had a few) it makes very little difference to the amount of dirt on the rear end. The flaps are designed to stop spray and mud (of course) from collecting on the sides behind the wheels. They reduce spray too of course but the rear dirt is likely coming from over and under the car I think due to airflow.
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Re: Are mud flaps effective ?

Post by Jim55 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:18 am

The front mudflaps help keep your trousers and legs clean as you get in and out of the car, otherwise same comments as Simon.
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Re: Are mud flaps effective ?

Post by zmanrx350 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:52 pm

Yes, protect your Velar's fenders and exterior from rocks, mud, road grime and other debris picked up by your vehicle's wheels.
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Re: Are mud flaps effective ?

Post by moonlitknight » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:24 pm

I have mudflaps fitted and still have a dirty rear screen. Having said that, I have no idea if it would be more dirty without the flaps, so I'm not sure this is conclusive.

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Re: Are mud flaps effective ?

Post by ChrisL » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:01 pm

I wonder if this rear screen accumulation is due to the air flow over the car being directed down over the rear screen by the two slots in the top spoiler, if so mudflaps are obviously not going to make a difference.

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Re: Are mud flaps effective ?

Post by Simonh » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:01 am

ChrisL wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:01 pm
I wonder if this rear screen accumulation is due to the air flow over the car being directed down over the rear screen by the two slots in the top spoiler, if so mudflaps are obviously not going to make a difference.
Yup. Like I said. Mud flaps will make little to no difference to the rear glass / rear end getting dirty.
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